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Top 10 daycares in Plano, TX

Parents agree: these Plano daycares are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Growing With Love

Growing With Love

New on TrustedCare
24+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Established in 1995, Growing With Love Daycare, based in Plano, TX, provides high-standard professionalism in childcare services, maintaining the necessary accreditations, insurances, and licensing. Offering care and educational experiences for up to 12 children, the daycare is dedicated to developing children's imagination and language abilities. With a focus on kindergarten readiness, the establishment also provides bilingual education for preschoolers and kindergarten children, making it a reliable choice for your child's early developmental needs.
Sweet Home For Kids Childcare

Sweet Home For Kids Childcare

New on TrustedCare
13+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Sweet Home For Kids Childcare, located in Plano, Texas and servicing surrounding areas, is a home-based childcare service that offers a convenient location near Ruisseau Village shopping mall and Sam Johnson Highway. Founded in 2011, it focuses on creating a nurturing environment for children with a maximum capacity of 12 to ensure personalized care.
Beautiful Beginnings Daycare

Beautiful Beginnings Daycare

New on TrustedCare
12+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Beautiful Beginnings Daycare, located in Lewisville, TX, is a registered home daycare facility. They cater to the needs of up to 11 children, providing both care and enriching educational experiences. As a sought-after provider in the area, they are committed to delivering quality service. For inquiries about prices and availability, they invite potential clients to reach out.
Lmnop Children's Academy

Lmnop Children's Academy

New on TrustedCare
14+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
LMNOP Children's Academy, located in Carrollton, Texas, is an advanced learning center and childcare facility. They offer a balance of teacher-led and child-led activities in their daycare and preschool programs, fostering a quality learning environment. Their daily activities range from music, art, and movement to computer education and outdoor play. With a maximum capacity of 225 children, they focus on providing quality childcare and educational experiences.
Stephanie Vaughan

Stephanie Vaughan

New on TrustedCare
27+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Stephanie Vaughan's Registered Childcare Home, located in Allen, Texas, has been providing specialized childcare since 1997. With over two decades of experience, Stephanie Vaughan offers a safe, loving, and structured environment for infants and children up to 5 years of age. Her home daycare adheres to all state regulations, including background checks and CPR/First Aid standards and has never had a single citation. She also provides a Christian curriculum and daily communication sheets at no extra cost. The small group setting offers personalized care and currently has 1 opening. Stephanie can be reached at 214/697-7983 for more information
Campbell Rd KinderCare

Campbell Rd KinderCare

New on TrustedCare
44+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Campbell Rd KinderCare, established in 1969, is a leading childcare center serving Richardson, Texas and the surrounding areas. The center offers a diverse range of programs, including infant and toddler care, discovery preschool, prekindergarten, and before and after school programs. Leveraging the Early Foundations curriculum, KinderCare focuses on holistic child development, integrating academics with music, art, and active play. The center is committed to fostering a love of learning, preparing every child for success in school and beyond, while ensuring a safe, nurturing environment.
Sherri Roton

Sherri Roton

New on TrustedCare
37+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Sherri Roton is a well-established registered home daycare business located in the heart of North Central Carrollton, Texas. The company specializes in providing quality child care and comprehensive play experiences for up to 6 children at a time. For inquiries about prices and availability, potential clients are encouraged to reach out directly to Sherri Roton.
Happy Now Daycare

Happy Now Daycare

New on TrustedCare
5+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Happy Now Daycare, located in Garland, TX, is a licensed daycare center that caters to the educational and care needs of up to 29 children. The center ensures a nurturing and learning conducive environment, providing quality service to Garland and its surrounding areas. Reach out to Happy Now Daycare for inquiries about their competitive availability.
Childcare Network #264

Childcare Network #264

New on TrustedCare
24+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Childcare Network, founded in 2019, serves the Carrollton, Texas region and beyond. They offer comprehensive childcare services for children aged six weeks to twelve years. Their programs focus on all areas of development, providing activities that stimulate exploration and learning through play. The facility is equipped to accommodate up to 250 children, and also provides meals, ensuring that their young charges are well cared for throughout the day.
Ashley Michelle Sellers

Ashley Michelle Sellers

New on TrustedCare
18+ years in business
Serves Plano, TX
Located in Allen, Texas and surrounding areas, Ashley's 24/7 Mommy Care is a registered home daycare that has been providing quality care and educational experiences for up to 12 children for over 18 years. Run by Ashley Michelle Sellers, the 24/7 service is known for its affordability, nutritious meals, and stimulating activities including art and potty training. Ensuring a smoke-free environment, Ashley's primary focus is to create a safe and engaging space for children. 469-233-8071

Your Daycare questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on TrustedCare.

How much does daycare cost?

Daycare costs depend on the child’s age group, the type of daycare, and where you live. Infant daycare is typically the most expensive, ranging from $650 to $1,500 per month. Infant daycare requires higher ratios of caregivers to children, which increases costs. Babies require more individualized attention, including diaper changes, feedings, and naps. As the child ages and becomes more independent, this ratio decreases along with daycare costs.

Traditional daycare centers tend to charge higher rates than home-based family daycare centers or co-ops. However, they usually have lower child-to-caregiver ratios, offer a wider range of amenities and activities, and have stricter qualifications for staff. Church-based, YMCA, or other non-profit child care centers offer lower rates, while home-based daycare is typically the cheapest option due to the low overhead costs.

In urban areas with a higher cost of living, daycare costs tend to be higher to cover the cost of higher rent and teacher salaries. Suburban and rural daycare centers have lower overhead costs, which often translates to more affordable daycare.

Is daycare tax deductible?

No, you cannot directly deduct daycare expenses on your federal tax return. However, if you qualify, there's a tax credit designed to assist with daycare costs, known as the Child and Dependent Care Credit.

The Child and Dependent Care Credit enables you to claim a percentage of your eligible childcare expenses. It ranges from 20% to 35% of allowable expenses, capping at $3,000 for one qualifying child and $6,000 for two or more qualifying children (applicable to the 2023 tax year). Consult a qualified tax professional to confirm if your eligibility.

Can a daycare charge you when they are closed?

Some daycares may charge a reduced fee or no fee at all during certain closures, while others may maintain regular charges. The terms in your daycare contract or agreement should outline whether or not you are charged when they are closed. It's common for daycares to have specific policies regarding fees during closures, such as holidays or other scheduled breaks.

If you're unsure, reach out to the daycare directly to clarify their billing practices during closures.

How do I look up daycare violations?

To look up daycare violations, start by contacting your state’s licensing agency for childcare facilities. You can usually find this information through your state’s Department of Health and Human Services online database.

Another option is to reach out to community resources such as local parenting groups, forums, or social media groups. Other parents may share their experiences or provide information about daycare violations in your area. Finally, consider a visit the daycare center directly and ask for information about any past violations. Daycare centers are often required to make this information accessible to parents.

How do I choose a daycare?

When picking a daycare, trust your instincts and choose a daycare that aligns with your child's needs, your values, and provides a safe and nurturing environment for their development. Follow these additional suggestions to find the best fit for you and your child:

  • Get recommendations from other parents, friends, and pediatricians to start your search.
  • Visit in person to make sure the spaces are clean, safe, and friendly.
  • Ask about caregiver qualifications, such as CPR training, early childhood education background, and experience with children of a similar age.
  • Understand the daycare's approach to early education, discipline, feeding, and soothing methods.
  • Choose a daycare that is licensed and accredited to meet government-set health and safety standards.
  • Check if parents are encouraged to participate in the program and if there are opportunities for parental engagement.
  • Contact current and former clients for feedback on their experiences with the daycare.
  • Consider making unannounced visits to get a true sense of the daycare's daily operations
  • Look for a daycare with a suitable curriculum, flexible schedules, and activities that fit your preferences.
  • Visit the daycare with your child and see how they react to the space, teachers, and other children.
  • Secure a spot on the waiting list as early as possible, especially for sought-after infant programs.

What questions should I ask when evaluating potential daycare centers?

Gather as much information as you can to find the daycare that best fits your family’s needs. Be prepared with a list of questions when visiting daycares, including:

  • Is your daycare licensed and accredited to meet safety standards?
  • Are teachers credentialed and trained in CPR/First Aid?
  • What are the class sizes and student-teacher ratios for each age group?
  • What are the daycare's hours of operation and rates?
  • How does the daycare handle discipline?
  • Will the daycare assist with potty training?
  • How much time do children spend in free-play and outdoors?
  • Are meals and snacks provided by the daycare?
  • How are food allergies handled by the daycare?
  • What enrichment programs and activities are available?

Reviews for Plano daycares

Recent success stories from people in the Plano area.
Valencia M.
My 2 y/o son started at Divine Joy in May 2024. This is his first time attending any form of daycare. Mrs. Julia, caregiver/owner of Divine Joy has been great thus far! She has made the transition for both myself (mom) and son very smooth during this big adjustment. Her home is very clean and organized. She is very attentive to my child and his needs. Her program is filled with educational activities and learning. She communicates throughout the day and responds quickly to my messages. This has been a great experience so far and looking forward to staying with Divine Joy!
Divine Joy
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